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Deveral is the Lead Academic for Postgraduate Programmes at Northumbria Law School.
After studying law at undergraduate and masters level Deveral completed the Bar Vocational Course and was called to the Bar by Inner Temple in 1995. He joined Northumbria University in 1997 as a Law Lecturer and was promoted through Senior Law Lecturer, Principal Law Lecturer to the position of Enhanced Principal Law Lecturer, which he currently holds.
During his time at Northumbria, Deveral has taught all of the elements delivered on the bar course and also contract law on the undergraduate programme. He now specialises in e-commerce law and advocacy skills.
Over the years, his research interests have been varied and he has presented papers and published widely - both books and articles - in the fields of contract law, e-commerce, e-learning, legal education and legal skills. He now focuses on legal education and training.
Regarding administrative responsibilities, Deveral was the programme leader for Northumbria’s bar course and Director of Bar Programmes for 10 years until 2011. Between 1998 and 2007, he was responsible for IT within the Law School and introduced many online legal research methods and online lectures to Northumbria’s law programmes. Due to his expertise with information technology and e-learning Deveral was invited to be an e-learning consultant for Oxford University Press and chaired Northumbria University’s E-learning and Distance Learning Enhancement Group for 5 years.
Deveral is a practising barrister and holds a door tenancy at Trinity Chambers in Newcastle. He is an external examiner for the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board, is a moderator for the Association of International Accountants and an external examiner at the University of the West of England.
Deveral sits on the Advocacy Training Council and is an accredited ‘trainer of trainers’. He is also a member of the Steering Committee for the Legal Education and Training Review, the most extensive review of legal education since 1971. Currently, Deveral is also leading a project funded by the Dutch Government to reform professional legal education in Uganda.